Watch: DefMotion in action!

Posted on August 6, 2012

Back in May, deaf dance group DefMotion stole the show at Deaffest 2012 with an astounding array of performances through the evening.

For those who missed the live performances (or simply want to see them again!) we have some good news! Videos of the Deaffest dances can now be viewed online, including the popular opening of  ‘Wanna Be Startin Somethin/Jam’, for which the group created a street routine involving hip hop, locking and tutting styles.

The opening performance can be viewed here, along with a 50s Drill, Swing & Tap extravanganza and a new interpretation of ‘Dangerous‘.

Alongside the video release, DefMotion have announced they will be hosting a one night only performance atLadywood Social Club, Birmingham on Saturday 6th October 2012. The group promise to deliver  a “showcase of various exciting performances which combine the elements of dance, drama, visual vernacular (VV), sign-song, and comedy!”

For more information and tickets, please contact

You can also read our Limping Chicken interview with DefMotion dancer Billy Read here.

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